Spiritual & Pastoral Care
Our department’s mission and vision statement is, “To reveal God’s healing love by healing the human heart and spirit with compassion and supportive presence”.
Caring for your physical, emotional and spiritual well-being is a primary concern of HSHS St. Vincent Children's Hospital. Rooted in the Catholic tradition, the hospital embraces a holistic ministry to all dimensions of the human person: body, mind and spirit.
Being a patient can be stressful and profoundly affect you and your loved ones. During joyful times, your spirit soars. During times of crisis or illness, your spirit can become heavy. Often, questions and concerns arise when you are in the hospital. You may experience fear, anxiety or loneliness. Perhaps your faith is uncertain. Maybe you feel lost, confused or overwhelmed. These feelings are common and none of us are immune to them. St. Francis knew the importance of a healing touch and encouragement during these times.
The Spiritual/Pastoral Care Department includes Spiritual Care Ministers from the Catholic and Protestant traditions, volunteers, a priest who provides the sacraments and a Director. We can also contact ministers of other faith traditions. We provide hope, spiritual resources, pastoral and spiritual care throughout the day and are available 24/7 for emergency needs. If you or your family would like to see someone from Spiritual Care Services, ask you nurse to notify us or have the switchboard page the Spiritual Care Minister on call.